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Migri will review 500 negative asylum decisions

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says it will review 500 rejected asylum applications in the light of a recent European Court of Human Rights...

Helsinki Police confirm no Iraq deportations after Human Rights Court ruling

Helsinki Police say they won't be sending Iraqis whose asylum applications have been rejected, back to their home country. It comes after the European Court...

Asylum applications in Finland set to fall for fourth year in...

The number of people applying for asylum in Finland has fallen for the fourth year in a row. It's a further indication that while there...

Maria Ohisalo interview: “It’s the job of the opposition to criticise...

Since Maria Ohisalo took up her ministerial post five months ago, she's been a constant target for her political opponents and certain sectors of the Finnish...

Growing number of asylum seekers from Turkey

The number of people from Turkey arriving in Finland to claim asylum in Finland has grown to the point that Turks were the second...

Almost half of Finns oppose taking in rescued Mediterranean migrants

Almost half of people in Finland – 47% – oppose taking in migrants who are rescued in the Mediterranean, according to a new poll...

Report: New government could fit failed asylum seekers with ankle monitors

The new government programme could include provisions for rejected asylum seekers to be fitted with ankle monitors. Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reports that chairpersons from all...

Jail time for Oulu sex offender

The District Court in Oulu has sentenced a 21-year old man to four years in prison for his part in the sexual abuse of...

Attitudes to immigration becoming more positive

The attitude of Finns towards immigration have become progressively more positive since 2000. That's the results of new research from the Finnish Business and...

New government strategy to fight immigrant sexual offenses

The government has published its plans to combat sexual offenses and other crimes committed by immigrants, after a wave of accusations against asylum seekers...